Circle of Clinical and Biological Investigations in Food Allergy



> Advice regarding use of topicals in the event of atopic dermatitis

Service de Médecine Interne
Immunologie Clinique
et Allergologie
Hopital Central
29, Av. de Lattre de Tassigny
54035 NANCY Cedex

Vol 3 - n° 15
november 1998

As regards creams, ointments, bath products, shampoos, lip salves, etc.

Avoid preparations with ingredients that may present a risk of allergy :

  • Oat extract (oat milk)*
  • Egg extract (egg yolk), allantoin*
  • Casein derivatives - whey – milk protein*
  • Wheat or soybean protein
  • Silk protein
  • Yeast extract
  • Protein hydrolysate
  • Vegetable base, unspecified
  • Vegetable oils, unspecified
  • Almond oil*
  • Peanut oil*
  • Sesame-seed oil*
  • Hazelnut oil*
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Castor oil
  • Walnut oil
  • Benzoic acid
  • Vanillin
  • Chrysalid oil
  • Salmon oil

* cases of observed allergies * cases of observed allergies

Oils that can be used : Vaseline, paraffin

An acceptable cosmetic product : Gallien modified fresh ointment

  • White bee’s wax                    13.0 g
  • Paraffin oil                             53.5 g
  • Rose distilled water                33.0 g
  • Sodium borate                         0.5 g

In this formula, almond oil, which is an allergen, is replaced by paraffin oil, better tolerated by atopic skins.